Allied Warships

HMS La Capricieuse

Minesweeper of the Elan class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassElan 
Pennant 
Built byA & Ch Dubigeon (Nantes, France) 
Ordered 
Laid downJan 1938 
Launched19 Apr 1939 
Commissioned7 Jul 1940 
End service6 Jun 1945 
HistorySeized by the British on 3 July 1940 while at Portsmouth.
Operated by the Royal Navy until returned to France on 6 June 1945.
Stricken in September 1964. 

Commands listed for HMS La Capricieuse

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Sidney Albert Jones, RNR7 Jul 194021 May 1941
2Lt.Cdr. George William Dobson, RNR21 May 194118 Oct 1943
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Clement Meyrick Norman, RN18 Oct 1943mid 1944

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